Mariners Rally To Avoid Being Swept By The Rays

The Seattle Mariners (13-16) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays (18-11) 2-1 in ten innings on Sunday afternoon in Seattle. The loss snaps a six game winning streak for Tampa Bay, who was unable to complete a four game sweep of the Mariners.

The game was a pitching duel throughout, thanks in large part to Ryan Yarbrough. He pitched five shutout innings in which he allowed four hits while striking out four and walking one to set the tone early for the Rays.

Tampa Bay got their offense in the eighth inning, when Manuel Margot homered in the eighth inning to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. The Mariners were down to their final two outs in the ninth inning when Abraham Toro hit a game-tying home run that would force the game to go extra innings.

After the Rays were unable to get anything in the top of the tenth, Ty France hit a RBI single in the bottom of the tenth that drove in ghost runner Jarred Kelenic and gave the Mariners a 2-1 win.

In spite of the loss, the Rays are still a remarkable 6-1 through the first seven games of their West Coast trip. They now head to Los Angeles for the final leg of the trip, and a three-game series against the Angels. First pitch between the Rays and Angels is scheduled for 9:38 PM on Monday night - pregame coverage begins with Jay Recher hosting the Inside Pitch at 8:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.


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